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Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal & Denis Villeneuve Talk Collaborating On 'Enemy' Plus New Poster & Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2014 9:36 AM
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Enemy JAKE GYLLENHAAL & DENIS VILLENEUVE
While we spent a good chunk of the fall praising "Prisoners" (it featured one of our favorite shots of 2013), equally excellent is Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve's other collaboration "Enemy." Catching the film at TIFF, we described it as "part enigmatic existentialist thriller, part psychosexual drama" and one that is "exceptionally dark, harrowing, and especially consuming." Basically, it's one of the Best Films Of 2014 We've Already Seen and with a spring release date set, we're going to be seeing much more from the film very soon.

A24 Sets 2014 Dates For Scarlett Johannson's 'Under The Skin,' Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Enemy' & Locke' With Tom Hardy

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 3, 2014 11:34 AM
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A24 Release Dates Under The Skin Enemy Locke
While many modern cinephiles are going gaga for adventurous producers like Annapurna Pictures ("Zero Dark Thirty," "The Master," "Her," "American Hustle" to name a few), there's also another game in town that's quietly building up an impressive roster. Barely a year old, indie distribution company A24 has made quite a name for itself in the last year for acquiring domestic rights to auteur-driven indie fare such as Sally Potter's "Ginger & Rosa," Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," and James Ponsoldt's "The Spectacular Now" (some of our favorite films of the past year).

'Prisoners' Director Denis Villeneuve’s Discusses Our "Best Shot Of The Year"

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 20, 2013 11:00 AM
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Prisoners
Written by Aaron Guzikowski, “Prisoners” is a dark crime drama about revenge, sin and the pond-drop ripples of violence. It is also, thanks to cinematography giant Roger Deakins, one of the most evocatively shot films of 2013, and features the single shot that we deemed our favorite of 2013 — the "Tree Shot," for want of a more descriptive name, that tells us nothing at all and everything we need all at once.

For Your Consideration: 5 Overlooked Supporting Actors Who Deserve Some Awards Season Attention

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2013 2:26 PM
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FYC Supporting Actors, Oscars 2013
The Phoney War phase of the awards season is starting to come to an end: we've already had nominations from smaller precursors like the Gotham Awards and the British Independent Film Awards, and in a little over two weeks, things will get underway properly with the New York Film Critics Awards and the National Board of Review Awards, kicking off a month full of nominees and winners ahead of the opening of Oscar voting on December 27th.

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You? David O. Russell's 'Nailed' Gets Rated By MPAA Plus More Pics From The Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 6, 2013 9:06 AM
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More than five years since cameras first started rolling Spring 2008 on David O. Russell's "Nailed," the saga of the "unfinished" (at least by the director) movie continues. Earlier this year, reports surfaced that the movie was headed to some kind of release before the end of 2013, and while that's probably not happened, it seems some wheels are turning on the film that could yet find it seeing the light of day.

Jake Gyllenhaal Gets In The Ring For Boxing Drama ‘Southpaw’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 11:23 AM
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Jake Gyllenhaal
The boxing drama "Southpaw" has taken a few body shots during the development process. At one time set up at Sony and MGM, it had rapper Eminem attached to star, but things didn't come together and it was thrown on the backburner. But sensing that there is a good movie here, The Weinstein Company snapped it up earlier this year and it seems things are moving right along, with another actor now ready to strap on the gloves.

Jake Gyllenhaal Auditioned To Play Frodo In 'Lord Of The Rings' And It Was The Worst

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 30, 2013 3:25 PM
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Frodo Jake Gyllenhaal
The road not taken is sometimes as fascinating as the one folks went down, and in the case of "The Lord of The Rings" movies, one could probably talk all day about the versions that never came to pass. As Peter Jackson's trilogy was gearing up back in the day, Elijah Wood was officially revealed as the first cast member, landing the crucial role of Frodo Baggins. And he was perfect in the part. But as tentpole projects go, there was probably no shortage of actors trying out for the role, and among them was someone who was an unlikely candidate at best.

Watch: Mélanie Laurent Is Followed By Jake Gyllenhaal In New Clip From ‘Enemy’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 1:32 PM
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Enemy, Jake Gyllenhaal
So far, the bromance between Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve is working out quite nicely. In addition to strong reviews, and some mild awards season talk, "Prisoners" opened at number one last weekend, marking a nice debut for the director's first Hollywood outing and a bit of bounce back for the actor. And the pair have another movie on the way, one that is decidedly different.

Watch: Teaser Trailer & Poster For 'Enemy' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Jake Gyllenhaal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2013 2:17 PM
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Enemy, Jake Gyllenhaal
If there is any bromantic duo we want to see keep working together, it's Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve. This weekend, their searing and terrific "Prisoners" opens wide. But before they made that film, they first paired up on "Enemy," an ambitious mind-bender featuring Gyllenhaal in the two lead roles.

Review: 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 20, 2013 11:04 AM
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Prisoners
Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal are on a roll. They recently debuted terrific psychological doppelganger thriller “Enemy” at the Toronto International Film Festival (review here), but first to hit theaters is their second collaboration, “Prisoners." Also playing Toronto, and making a "surprise" screening appearance at Telluride, if this dark, intense and engrossing drama is any indication of what’s to come, it bodes very well for future collaborations.

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